The table below looks at the statistics for the Middleware Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Middleware Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Middleware Engineer
Rank 559 544 519
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Middleware Engineer 12 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.031% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.033% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 11
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£500 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-26.25% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Middleware Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Middleware Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Middleware Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK.

Middleware Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Middleware Engineer
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Middleware Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -25 6 £500 +25.00%
County Antrim - 6 - -
Belfast - 6 - -
Northern Ireland - 6 - -
City of London +15 2 £513 -
London +13 2 £513 +25.00%
Nottingham - 2 £295 -
East Midlands - 2 £295 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £295 -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Middleware Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Middleware Engineer in their job title.

1 36 (100.00%) Middleware
2 25 (69.44%) Linux
3 22 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 18 (50.00%) Tomcat
5 17 (47.22%) Apache
5 17 (47.22%) WebLogic
5 17 (47.22%) Red Hat
6 16 (44.44%) Windows
7 14 (38.89%) ITIL
7 14 (38.89%) IBM
8 13 (36.11%) Oracle
8 13 (36.11%) HTTP
9 12 (33.33%) Solaris
9 12 (33.33%) JBoss
9 12 (33.33%) UNIX
10 11 (30.56%) IBM HTTP Server
11 10 (27.78%) Banking
11 10 (27.78%) IIS
11 10 (27.78%) .NET
11 10 (27.78%) SharePoint
11 10 (27.78%) JMS
11 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
11 10 (27.78%) Shell Script
12 9 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (25.00%) Web Services
12 9 (25.00%) Jython
12 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (22.22%) Korn
13 8 (22.22%) Java

Middleware Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Middleware Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Middleware Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 18 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 17 (47.22%) Apache
2 17 (47.22%) WebLogic
3 12 (33.33%) JBoss
4 11 (30.56%) IBM HTTP Server
5 10 (27.78%) IIS
5 10 (27.78%) SharePoint
6 9 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (19.44%) Documentum
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (8.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Project
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
1 5 (13.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) WebTrends
2 1 (2.78%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) HTTP
2 6 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 6 (16.67%) Firewall
2 6 (16.67%) SSL
2 6 (16.67%) DMZ
3 2 (5.56%) NAS
3 2 (5.56%) LDAP
3 2 (5.56%) SAN
4 1 (2.78%) DVB
4 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Introscope
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.78%) Ant
General
1 10 (27.78%) Banking
2 6 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (100.00%) Middleware
2 10 (27.78%) .NET
2 10 (27.78%) JMS
3 9 (25.00%) Web Services
4 7 (19.44%) Java EE
5 4 (11.11%) SailPoint
5 4 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (8.33%) XML
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (5.56%) REST
7 2 (5.56%) Apache Camel
7 2 (5.56%) XSLT
7 2 (5.56%) SOAP
7 2 (5.56%) WSDL
8 1 (2.78%) POSIX
8 1 (2.78%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Open Source
2 2 (5.56%) DataPower
3 1 (2.78%) DTV
3 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.78%) STB
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Linux
2 22 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (44.44%) Windows
4 12 (33.33%) Solaris
4 12 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Quality Management
2 7 (19.44%) ITIL V2
3 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 6 (16.67%) Validation
4 5 (13.89%) SOA
5 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 4 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 4 (11.11%) Change Management
6 3 (8.33%) Project Management
6 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (8.33%) Change Control
7 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.56%) ITSM
8 1 (2.78%) Service Management
8 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.78%) Coaching
8 1 (2.78%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Shell Script
2 9 (25.00%) Jython
3 8 (22.22%) Korn
3 8 (22.22%) Java
4 7 (19.44%) C-shell
4 7 (19.44%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.78%) C
6 1 (2.78%) C++
6 1 (2.78%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) CA Wily
1 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (5.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.78%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Red Hat
2 14 (38.89%) IBM
3 13 (36.11%) Oracle
4 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 7 (19.44%) HP
6 5 (13.89%) TIBCO
6 5 (13.89%) Sun
7 3 (8.33%) CA
7 3 (8.33%) Business Objects
7 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.56%) Axway
8 2 (5.56%) Siebel
9 1 (2.78%) VMware
9 1 (2.78%) AppDynamics